Course: Language Learning and Acquisition

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Course title Language Learning and Acquisition
Course code KAJ/4641
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The seminar studies the principles of language acquisition. Linguistic research focused on language acquisition started with N. CHomsky, speaking of scientific interests in the field. The generally accepted universal grammar is determined by many a mental process. Various attitudes to language learning are studied (Krashen, Gass, Selinker and Dulay and Burt). Also minor topics such as bilingualism, learning a language at an early age and others will be studies.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject studies language acquisition - focusing on first and second languages learning. The discipline studies biology, psychology and other aspects of language learning.
Student´s knowledge allows them to understand the new aspects of language acquisition.
A successful study of linguistic subjects in the first year of a student´s study.

Assessment methods and criteria
The student is aware of basic linguistic terminology and has been introduced to linguistic fields in their previous study. The student´s attendance of seminars is compulsory and the student is active in class, is prepared and passes a test as well as an oral exam to finish the course.
Recommended literature
  • Hoff, E. Blackwell handbook of language development. Malden, 2009.
  • Jordens, P. Language aquisistion and the functional category system. Berlin, 2011.
  • Meisel, J. First and second language acquisition ; parallels and differences. Cambridge, 2011.
  • Tallerman, M. The Oxford handbook of language evolution. Oxford, 2012.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer